#Thursday Doors — Renovated

Many of the homes I’ve featured over the last few months have been from Indy’s Old Northside.
When I posted the last one, with its blue siding in disrepair, I got some comments about how funny it was the house had a security sign, and an inquiry as to whether I’d been strolling through seedy neighborhoods.
Kinda broke my heart.

All these doors are neighbors.
They’re all rare homes, and highly-sought after. They’re homes that still have original this and authentic that. Even when they’re vacant and sad, they’re worth more than other homes because they contain character and craftsmanship few can afford to build new. They’re sat in a historic neighborhood, on good sized lots.

Poor old things, people just don’t love them right.
I love old things.

But here’s a newly renovated home — in the same neighborhood, just doors away from all the other doors.


Pretty, non? Great lines. Love the fence, the rails, the ceilings, the potted plants, the letterbox, the narrow windows. Splendid details. Gorgeous doors.
Old doors, new glass? or all old? or all new? Whatcha think about the doors here?

Either way, I’ll always prefer the old.

#ThursdayDoors is part of an inspired post series run by Norm Frampton. If you like interesting doors, visit his site and check out what people are sharing today.

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23 Responses to #Thursday Doors — Renovated

  1. Veronica says:

    I am with you with the old. So much more history and character with older homes. Beautiful door! Could be old which was renovated to new? That’s a tricky one.

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  2. Benson says:

    Seedy!? They’re talking about my hood. The neighborhood is down right gentrified. Or close enough. Now when you see someone running you don’t have to look around to see if you should join them. You just know they are jogging. Seedy indeed. That is one beautiful door. Beveled glass and double doors. Now that is just plain swanky.

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  3. baldjake70 says:

    I hate to see homes like that. Not because I judge them, but because you just know with a fresh coat of paint and a bit of elbow grease they would be restored to their original charm. It is sad when a home as charming as those fall into disrepair for whatever reason. We as a society are quick to discard the old for new and shiny. The truth is the majority of the newer homes could not stand the test of time that these older homes will. They are made better. They are constructed out of better material by true craftsmen.Newer homes have to manufacture charm that these homes naturally have.

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  4. Norm 2.0 says:

    I love these doors. Whether they’re old or new – no matter. That’s the beauty with solid wood. They can always be stripped, sanded down and refinished to look new any time. And that glass is gorgeous.
    Great choice this week Joey 🙂

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  5. Dan Antion says:

    These are great doors. I really like the glass. I also really like the added detail of the support stone under the lintels that gives them that bench like shape. There something you won’t see many builders doing today. I do like the old stuff.

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  6. jan says:

    I prefer the older doors too but sometimes they can be drafty.

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  7. All of the doors are beautiful, but the old ones have more to say. 🙂

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  8. Love the older houses, although it does take money to restore them. We had an older home when we lived in Cleveland and the detail and craftsmanship was SO much better than in our newer rental home. Thanks for sharing these beauties.


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  9. I love older architecture because each is unique and has character. If you drive through a subdivision, it is like looking at a cookie cutter display of the same stuff just either on the left, the right, or in the center – boring but shiny new. It is nice when people add a coat of paint but that’s not a deal breaker for me. 🙂

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  10. kirizar says:

    This door is really the new kid on the block.


  11. AmyRose🌹 says:

    I’m with you, Joey. I prefer the older doors even if neglected. They have so much personality, oui? (smile) ❤

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  12. garym6059 says:

    I didn’t mean to upset you with the seedy neighborhood comment LOL……I will kindly keep gnawing on my right shoe.

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  13. reocochran says:

    This double doors post was great since you showed others in the neighborhood with all their potential beauty, Joey! 🙂 I have hope for the others!
    I really love the final door since it has a lot of gorgeous details, great windows, pretty stain, the rod iron gate and pretty pots all add yo the charm.


  14. They just don’t make doors like they used to.

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  15. Those are beautiful doors…!

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  16. Beautiful doors! The glass seems newer to me but looks beautiful regardless. The whole porch looks great! Hope some of the other homes in the neighborhood get some TLC soon. Sadly that is the case with many historic districts. Usually a few homes that aren’t maintained that well but usually someone comes along to spiff them up!

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